Adirondack Forum  
Rules Membership Donations and Online Store Adkhighpeaks Foundation ADKhighpeaks Forums ADKhighpeaks Wiki Disclaimer

Go Back   Adirondack Forum > The Adirondack Forum > Trip Reports
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 05-19-2017, 02:16 PM   #1
Bob K
Member
 
Bob K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Saratoga County, NY
Posts: 480
Treadway Mtn 5-17-17 & black flies

Did 2 nights of camping with a hike up Treadway Wed 5/17. Gorgeous warm weather and sunshine was welcoming along with still budding trees. Only saw a few people around Putts pond and no one on the hike to Treadway. Trail in good shape (nice bridges), with only a few wet spots plus one totally flooded section of 50 yds perhaps .5 mi above (west on) final red trail turnoff, just before it gets steep. Tricky detour with no thought of walking through this invisible section until the area drains.

More open rock hiking with cairns then i remembered (after false summit). The view from top was great, nearly 360 & clear. Puddles in summit rocks welcomed by the dogs. somewhat bug free zone.

Despite a slight breeze at most times, the black flies were as bad as I ever recall, even sometimes while hiking. When stationary, a head net was often essential. Fortunately, we both had one, and the dogs were infrequently attacked. At our exposed breezy campsite, often 20-50 flies in field of view. Long pants/sleeves and net got surprisingly uncomfortable with the heat (over 90 in Albany). Bugs subsided 7-7:30 pm. Not much break in AM so eating with net became the norm until evening. DEET not effective (at any strength we had) nor other attempted repellants. Still scratching welts on lower legs. did not fish.
Bob K is offline   Reply With Quote
 


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

DISCLAIMER: Use of these forums, and information found herein, is at your own risk. Use of this site by members and non-members alike is only granted by the adkhighpeak.com administration provided the terms and conditions found in the FULL DISCLAIMER have been read. Continued use of this site implies that you have read, understood and agree to the terms and conditions of this site. Any questions can be directed to the Administrator of this site.